I think this is a good starting point for those of you who are keen to go with the Traditional weaning. Works for other fruits too and I like how it's got pictures!
Homemade pear puree is sweet, filled with fiber, and rich in vitamin C. Follow our easy step-by-step instructions to make this ideal first food for your baby.
Step 1: Select & Buy Fresh Pear
Step 2: Wash & Peel the Pear
Step 3: Core & Chop the Pear
Step 4: Steam Underripe Pear
Step 5: Puree or Mash the Pear
For chunkier pear puree, which is ideal for babies 10 months or older, mash the pear with a potato masher instead of pureeing it.
Step 6: Serve Pear PureePear puree is sweet and mild. Serve it plain or mix it with another puree or two to introduce your baby to new flavors and textures.
Try mixing pear puree with:
- Sweet potato
- Butternut squash
- Green Beans
Step 7: Freeze Leftover Pear Puree
Note: Always check with your pediatrician before introducing your baby to a new food, particularly if your baby has food allergies. Additionally, some pediatricians do not recommend making your own carrot, beet, or spinach puree because these fresh veggies can be higher in nitrates.
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